Gary Burns joined Medical Asset Management, Inc., as a principal owner in November 1996. He is certified as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) by the American Health Information Management Association in 1985 and received his Masters of Business Administration degree (MBA) from Brenau University in Gainesville, GA., in 1993.
Previously, he was employed as Director of Reimbursement for a large physician medical billing and practice management company. In this role, he was responsible for physician medical billing compliance, training and auditing of medical coding field offices, developing a national medical coding training program to ensure regulatory compliance, and assembling high-level personnel to support operations in 350 physician billing locations.
Prior to that, he was Vice President of a Healthcare Reimbursement Management Consulting firm. For eight years he traveled to health care provider organizations across the country performing in-patient, out-patient, and physician medical coding and billing assessments. In addition, he coordinated and provided reimbursement consulting management services to hospitals and physicians.
Gary's accomplishments include developing and implementing audit programs that analyzed charge behavior, coding and validation of the accuracy with Intermediary and carrier payments. He personally performed over 250 medical coding, medical billing and reimbursement assessments across the country. Each assessment included detailed training sessions to improve compliance with healthcare medical coding and medical billing regulations.